A Contemporary Anabaptist Theology: Biblical, Historical, Constructive (Google eBook)

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InterVarsity Press, Jan 26, 2010 - Religion
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In this comprehensive volume Thomas N. Finger takes on the formidable task of making explicit the often implicit theology of the Anabaptist movement and then presenting, for the sake of the welfare of the whole contemporary Christian church, his own constructive theology. In the first part Finger tells the story of the development of Anabaptist thought, helping the reader grasp both the unifying and diverse elements in that theological tradition. In the second and third parts Finger considers in more detail the major themes essential to Anabaptist theology, first considering the historic views and then presenting his own constructive effort. Within the Anabaptist perspective Finger offers a theology that highlights the three dimensions of its salvific center: the communal, the personal and the missional. The themes taken up in the final part form what Finger identifies as the convictional framework of that center; namely, Christology, anthropology and eschatology. This book is a landmark contribution of Anabaptist theology for the whole church in biblical, historical and contemporary context.
  

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This is a typical theological text outlining Fingers Anabaptist theolgoy. The best part ofthe book for me was areview of early and current Anabaptist thinking on a wide range of theolgoical topics. In ... Read full review

Contents

Why This Task?
9
A Tumultuous History
17
Approaching the Theological Endeavor
46
Some Main Assumptions
94
THE COMING OF THE NEW CREATION
105
The Personal Dimension
109
The Communal Dimension
157
The Missional Dimension
255
Jesus and Divine Reality
329
Human Nature
465
The Last Things
512
Summary
562
Bibliography
567
Names Index
588
Scripture Index
595
Copyright

THE CONVICTIONAL FRAMEWORK
325

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About the author (2010)

Finger is a scholar and writer currently based in Chicago, Illinois. Formerly, he was professor of systematic and spiritual theology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Since then he has taught courses for Goshen College (Goshen, Indiana) and the Associated Mennonite Seminary (Elkhart, Indiana). His books include Christian Theology: An Eschatological Approach.

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